On Monday, Myanmar’s chancellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, who was overthrown in a military coup, was sentenced to four years in prison in one of the cases in which she is being pursued, at the end of which she may face decades in prison.
The Associated Press quoted a well-informed source as saying that Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest since the February 1, 2021 coup, “was convicted of illegally importing walkie-talkies.”
The prosecution explained that these smuggled devices were discovered during a search of Suu Kyi’s official residence when she was arrested.
Last December, Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years in prison for violating the restrictions imposed on the Coronavirus, a sentence that the military council later reduced to two years.
Suu Kyi is being tried in closed sessions before a specially established court in the capital, Naypyidaw, where she is being pursued along with the country’s former President Win Myint, who was also arrested last February.
According to the United Nations, at least 872 unarmed civilians have been killed across Myanmar since the coup, while thousands more have been injured.